Capturing our days lately, to be able to look back and revisit. I haven't had the time or energy to blog but I'd like to do it more or less consistently. There are things I'd like to think out loud about, share my thoughts and experience. I read some blogs (not many. I don't … [Read more...]
Effective no-spanking discipline system: “3W”s
I wanted to share a discipline system that my husband came up with about four years ago. It has been working very well for us, and I hope it will help you solve some of the challenges you may be facing with your kids. My husband and I are on the same page when it comes to … [Read more...]
Get organized for Back to School: Daily school readiness routine.
Can you believe we have less than a month before the school starts? This is usually the time when "back to school" anxiety starts affecting both kids and parents: so much to do, so many questions ("Will I get a nice teacher or a mean teacher this year?"-- we hear that a lot … [Read more...]
Summer learning tips
Today I am sharing how we keep our brains from getting rusty during summer break. I believe, and teach my kids, that learning is not a chore that they have to do because their teachers and parents expect them to. We talk a lot about the value of "developing their brain" and … [Read more...]
18 Barbies, or: How many toys does one child need?
I counted my daughter's Barbies. There was 18 (I had weeded some a few months ago). I didn't even think of counting Barbie shoes, purses and hair brushes. Who has time for that? The Barbies and accessories are organized in various containers. A few years ago I went through … [Read more...]
It seems like the days are getting shorter and shorter the more your kids grow (and the more kids you have). It's always a chase to get everything done and still have time for fun. Does that sound familiar? We were having one of those days recently. There was a window of "play" … [Read more...]